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it's rove faces the prospect of palestinian fighters are talking from inside the we're in territory after president assad reportedly gives them the green light in return nation for israeli asteroids. america's top diplomat visits russia trying to bridge the divide over syria with most kark using the u.s. over the bloodshed in the civil conflict. china hosts both the leaders of israel and palestine as beijing's growing economic and political clout spreads to the maid least. on the u.k. i'd means that radioactive materials have gone missing in the country in dozens of locations sparking fears that dangerous substances could fall into the wrong hands .
and welcome to the twenty four hour news lie from moscow. our top story now. facing the prospect of syria based militants and talking across its northern border with the backing of bashar al assad's regime a palestinian armed group reportedly says it's been given a green light from damascus to carry out rates from the golan heights which i hear with the mob it's apparently part of syria's response to a series of his raid as trikes on its territory of the day we can't meanwhile see where in missiles have been allegedly pointed at israel ready to retaliate immediately in case of a need and in neighboring lebanon syrian lebanese units are reportedly being formed up so also an historian jelled hone believes the israel at times have opened
a pandora's box their calculation is that true more oil they have unleashed in syria ultimately we can palestinian resistance of light of the fact that damascus has been a prime supporter of palestinian resistance and allowing attacks on to is really true tori from the golan heights it's a small price to pay in that context i'm afraid that we are on the threshold of a regional war keep in mind that hezbollah was leadership announced just a few days ago that they would not allow the regime to fall in damascus keep in mind as well that both hezbollah and the iranians have if you go a strong warning to the rebels not to desecrate shia shrines in syria and apparently that is what has happened in the last forty eight to seventy two hours i think that there is a diabolical plot to stoke sectarian conflict as a cover for destabilizing syria and then moving on to try to destroy hezbollah law
and we can be islamic republic of iran. meanwhile in the you are senators have been asked to consider providing weapons to syrian rebels a bill allowing the mood was circulated despite claims by a senior u.n. investigator that the syrian opposition might have already resorted to using chemical weapons on his correspondent in washington gantry can has details washington is inching closer to arming the rebels this monday the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee introduced a bill that would provide weapons to quote some very good groups of syrian rebels the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee also said the u.s. must act to tip the scales in favor of the opposition so we see washington trying to decide the outcome of the civil war in syria this monday the white house has basically brushed off the latest findings of the u.n. human rights commission wish that the syrian rebels may have used the deadly sarin
nerve gas here is a leading u.n. investigators saying she was quote stupefied by the evidence chemical weapons were used in particular. in what was. what appear on. to our investigation that was used by openings by the rebels and we have no no indication at tool of government authority of the city government have used chemical weapons but i was happy to be stupefied that. first the first indication we got they were about the use of never opening to that the white house said we find it highly likely that chemical weapons if they were in fact used in syria and there certainly evidence that they were the our side was responsible end of quote so it seems that the white house is dismissive of evidence that could suggest the use of chemical
weapons by the rebels. and joseph probably a socialist equality policy in the u.s. believes america is turning a blind eye to extremist groups fighting in the rebel ranks within the political establishment here in the united states the democrats republicans are basically united on. purpose divided on how that may be carried out the particular pretext that may be employed but i think it's quite likely that they are going to and of course united states as well that you know they officially criticize. this for an islamic fundamentalist and. then arming them through their allies saudi arabia qatar and let's not go to r.t. dot com and where asking you what would happen if evidence of chemical weapon usage incriminates opposition fighters and let's now see how you've been voting so far nearly half of you believe this would trigger intensified calls for military
intervention just over a set of you about said to six percent of you think that revelation will have no influence on calls to oust president assad that just twelve percent of the saying that the opposition parties are going to reconsider financial support for the rebels that and the rest about eighty percent of you think that it will be a more balanced approach to the conflict there so do have your say go to r.t. dot com and cast your vote. see where will dominate talks between the u.s. secretary of state and the russian leadership here in moscow the test sides are deeply polarized over how the syrian conflict should be resolved and john kerry faces a real challenge to get russia's backing off he's an executor explains. u.s. state secretary john kerry is in moscow to seek russia's support in resolving the syrian conflict but experts are at a dismay as to exactly how he's going to get that support given that the positions of most going to washington on the syrian conflict have been fundamentally
different just twenty four hours before john kerry landed in moscow the spokesperson of the russian foreign ministry alexander said that russia has been concerned with the militarization of the syrian rebels by the western countries the us have been expressing their regret all along that the syrian conflict has been going on for more than two years now with so many people dead at the same time the initiatives are which are now existing in washington wolf arming the syrian rebels and providing them with military training are creating something of a double standard situation in other particular point which will be discussed is the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government troops this is something of course russia is concerned yet again because from the russian standpoint it looks like the fact of the chemical weapons usage was not approved and it may be used as a pretext for a possible use of force in syria by the western forces by the u.s. in particular even despite that the investigation by the independent u.n.
commission to just that that the chemical weapons were in fact used by these syrian rebels that this report is being ignored and this is causing serious concerns. the growing tunneled a hunger strike drags into its ninety thousand day coming up later we hear from inmates you know is about defending health of prisoners and why their clients feel they have no choice but to put their very lives on the line. handling influence a new form of tourism the lives the bail and how industry gets its way with the german government find out how the business lobby pushes its agenda in the front.
britain is under pressure to put tighter controls on its radioactive materials after aids emerged that hazardous substances have gone missing in numerous locations over the last decades when you factor in industries nuclear reactors and even schools are implicated in the list obtained by r.t. from the health and safety authority so some of the materials are volatile enough to be sold by terrorists let's not cross live to sanford who is in london and has been following this kind of very closely very good good morning star good afternoon whatever great to have you with us so please bring us some background on this story how were the nuclear leaks found that well this is the u.k. government safety watchdog that was forced to release this paper under the freedom of information requests and that revealed that business and university. has been using radioactive and often very dangerous materials how did some cases late
or even last these materials there we've been going through the documentation did a good copy of it here with me now and what's incredible about that is that this isn't just one of few incidences that happened more than thirty times over the last decade of course causing quite a lot of concern among industry insiders. do we know what kind of nuclear material has gone missing there. well if you just take a look down the list of that document that was released under the freedom of information request and you see things like depleted uranium you've got one three third and a huge list of these materials but i think what's causing concern is that whilst the health and safety executive is by and large most of these materials were extremely low with there have been some examples here that on closer scrutiny i recall some alarm in one of the incidents we saw at the royal free hospital names
and on balance did it it was cesium one three third and it had gone missing and they're being used for treatment of a cancer patient and if you look at what it actually said describing that material it said that i have the potential to cause significant radiation into race to anyone handling it or even in directly coming into contact with it for a short period of time and who's been missing who's been losing these materials is this public or private u.k. organizations well again just going down the list and you've got a veritable who's two big names in british industry you've got. darby that have been creating the reactors that britain's nucleus of you've got solar field nuclear plants in cumbria so you know some really big business names and only had the investigations going back to two thousand and t.v. some of these happening as recently as last year and actually many of the
investigations we're told they're long going at this pope points. from your point of view does the law who govern a nuclear waste train during the. well when we state the health and safety executive what they told us was that the onus of the regulatory system is on the g.t. holders so it's on the businesses that are handling these materials to make sure that they're looked after properly and that everything's managed and of course the regulatory body bends that to see if there's a complaint or an incident reported but i think what's causing concern here is well is that it was some of these incidents have been prosecuted well some of the firms have been prosecuted many all the instance on here have actually seen these involved in the culprits get away with little more than a written warning of course that's based on the level of seriousness that the health and safety executive deems but of course industry insiders and people that
we've spoken to about this information has said that what they really want to see now is a real crackdown on the regulation because there are further reaching implications say whilst many of these agencies are quite low risk materials i think the real concern is that the frequency of this happening will thirty instance in the last decade as she said the flatness in security this causing a lot of concern because if someone wanted to get their hands on these dangerous materials and they fell into the wrong hands and of course you'd have much further reaching implications. sorry many thanks indeed for bringing us up to date. live from london thank you. china is hosting the leaders of both palestine and israel as the asian giant looks to boost its influence in the middle east for israel beijing is its largest trading partner in asia and prime minister benjamin netanyahu wants to do more business there but diplomatically beijing's is leaning very much towards israel's arch rival palestine a day before netanyahu is
a rival palestinian leader mahmoud abbas was given a full state owners meeting in beijing president choosing pain went on to offer a four point peace plan calling for an end to the gaza blockade and the restoration of palestinian rights policy our reports now on the rush to the east. and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas are currently in china they are there on a week long business trip but obviously they won't just be talking business they'll be talking politics and they'll be trying to further cooperate and entrenched relations in the fields of economy trade and science and also develop new political trust for some time we have witnessed a whole china is trying to influence the middle east and play a bigger role in this part of the world if you look at israeli chinese relations in one thousand nine hundred two the two countries began and established diplomatic relations and since then they have developed increasingly close commercial military
and strategic links trade between the two countries currently stands at around ten billion dollars a year their investments in israel are at the beginning i believe they have a number of reasons why the inverse why did don't invest in this room. i think this think also in large political terms they think is really simple country if they want to have a foothold here. but also notice that china else china has always supported the arab side of the conflict at least verbally. but you notice that in the last in the recent past they have become a maybe a little bit more hesitant. and maybe they want to get something back from the arab side what is particularly interesting when we look at the relationship between israel and china is that it seems to be coming on the back of a cooling of the relationship between israel and the united states there's no
secret that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the american president barack obama do not like each other and obviously netanyahu is going to look around in the search for new partners one of whom could easily become china if you take note of how china is getting more and more powerful of how the world is becoming more multi-polar than it is clear that there is no room for ignoring a world power such as china if you look at the euro crisis where did countries go in terms of asking for help china if you look at the north korea crisis where the countries go they are china for help and now return yahoo is in china at a particularly sensitive time in terms of israeli syrian relations many people are asking why he did not cancel his trip to go there and in fact what role the recent syrian israeli flare up will have in terms of the agenda that is being addressed there john it has always had a firm position toward syria and it has always been on the side of negotiations
never did it support of bloodshed from either side of the conflict so it will be interesting to see what comes out of if anything israeli chinese discussions over the situation in syria. coming up shortly here on r.c. news of a jail break in the russian capital that's an interesting moment. every detail. every piece of metal. and every one of those who wrote step on red square on the ninth of may are ready. for the victory day parade. watch the live coverage on our t.v.
. well. science technology innovation all the least of melanin still around russia we've got the future covered. you're watching r.t. live from moscow it's great to have you with us let's move on now a man has escaped from the infamous michael scared station a detention center in north moscow artie's tom darden is here with me in the studio with the details on what exactly happened hi there tom so looks like it's an
exciting story so please bring us up to date indeed yes the thirty three year old man was charged with double murder and also with illegal arms trafficking he was awaiting trial in pretrial detention in moscow's. mutlu. prison a very high security facility he managed somehow or calling to report from the prison service to dig through the ceiling of his cell get on to the roof of the prison and then over the fence on the way to freedom there is currently a manhunt underway for him and also an investigation that you're for it is of launched looking into how perhaps he was able to escape or four of these have said that it's most likely he would have only been able to use a spoon to dig through the ceiling because there were regular searches of the cell for any items that could possibly be used for that purpose there was also a number of other inmates also in his cell though it's not known whether they
perhaps contributed to his escape all right i thank you very much indeed for the details and hopefully it's an interesting story we hope to hearing to hear more from you thanks. oh on line for you right now it's all c dot com my address to s. scientists claim that close to crazing av x. seen for a try v. it appears there could be a another disaster minutes away. the story of a superbug spreading across the globe which medics say is drug resistant to r.t. dot com for more details on the virus some fear could be even was then a. and also the. current came dot com threatens to sue new zealand's foreign intelligence agency for spying on him but the government's undeterred on days pushing for even greater powers to snoop on its residents.
is a day ninety one of the gone time away hunger strike one hundred inmates are refusing food in protest against inhumane treatment at the hands of the u.s. military twenty four are being force fed a procedure that lawyers have condemned as brutal and david around those who represent seventeen gone tunnel inmates told us what's motivating them a coup or force. as you would imagine the others. are we. can manage but it's with. all of
wall. twenty forty five pounds and sixty pounds and it's really a horrifying situation they shouldn't have to do this to get and kind of the american public and they shouldn't have to do this in order to cry out for their release the commander of the joint detention group he's effectively the warden of the. prison for the detainees has refused to talk to them until they stop their hunger strike i have to say that it's sort of a macho pose on his part so he's just not going to flank first he could have saw all his hunger strike within three or four days if he had sat down with them and talked with them about their concerns and found a pragmatic solution that's what his practice that's true yet after three months he has not been willing to discuss the matter ever after all this raid i'm afraid that
some men may dodge it because the military just isn't paying attention to what it's trying to do is break the hunger strike by any means possible however little. of course also he's been following this trial from the outset and with gold the full time line on our website for you there you can find out just how much time spares are shelling out to keep god time a running and he'll why this kind all written facility is still in business. with some other stories making headlines around the globe a friend of one of the boston marathon bombing suspects who's accused of lying to f.b.i. investigators has been released on bail nineteen year old will bell felipe us will have to wear an electronic tracking tab and is confined to his home the u.s. authorities accuse him and two other teenagers of trying to obstruct the investigation into the terrorist attack which killed three people and injured more than two hundred fifty. the best defense minister has resigned in protest against
an ongoing siege on state ministries calling it an assault on democracy and continued to surround two ministries in tripoli even though the authorities have given into their main demand that the bill be passed barring people who served in the former gadhafi regime from government posts several top politicians including the prime minister are likely to lose their jobs as a result of the new law. frugal times in europe have caused a surge of public interest in how governments are spending taxpayers' money and who's pulling the strings behind the big decisions some enterprising german tall guys are now offering visitors to berlin the chance to catch a behind the scenes glimpse of how business is no good the government has put on a reports now on the murky relationship between calmness and politics. on the streets of berlin there's a new form of tourism grabbing attention sightseeing tours that show just how the political lobbying process works. everyone gather around their big story i
just want to make sure everyone can hear within a couple of kilometers we take in how an issue goes from the desk of the lobby organization to the ear of a politician and it's opening ice is there i didn't know how powerful the industry is it's interesting to see how they go about pushing their agenda but why are these people giving up their saturday afternoon to traipse around closed office buildings it's a topic that you don't get much information on. easily and i thought also think it's a topic that's very abstract but we manage to. make it more concrete we give a lot of concrete examples on the door and we go to where the lobbyists are and i think that's what makes it so active take the tour and you're going to see where germany's auto giants make their presence felt and how they made sure the countries highways famously have no speed limits and since this is germany of course the beer
industry also has a say. but really not being we're facing a drop off in sales so this is where they look to be allowed lemonade tasting better to attract a younger crowd. people with money have more of a story in politics than the normal man in the street was what i'm seeing is that political do. susans army by the rich one of the most interesting parts of the tour is getting to see where the closed door meetings take place in highly selective private clubs. we all know these discussions take place these two are led to see just where they happened i had no idea that there was such a place as the china club but right here in the political center of the city the popularity of two is like the one we've just seen shows that more and more germans want to find out exactly who's pulling the strings behind some of the major decisions they get taken in paul and peter all of a. coming up next wave beyond the financial headlines in prime interest to stay
with us. and yet another step along the pointless anti gender crusade activists in sweden are pushing to promote a new gender neutral pronoun these activists want the term hen to replace the pronouns han and han which mean he and she respectively i think the logic of these bizarre gender neutral movements in the e.u. is that they really feel that it's awful to force someone into a role that doesn't fit them you know i can kind of see this i remember back to when i was a boy in school and with me there was a kid what kind of only female friends and i certainly wasn't a sports a toy trucks kind of kid if you understand what i mean you know i could see this guy having all those male stereotypes shoved down his throat you know it made his life at school really unpleasant but the wacko liberal answer to some tiny amount of people being pushed into gender roles they don't like is to force everyone else
into a genderless world they don't like an x. stick i guess gender neutrality advocates can speak swedish how they like and they're free to use this word hen but don't force everyone in the country to do things your way the overwhelming majority of the world is very happy with its gender thank you very much but that's just my opinion. good afternoon to welcome to prime interest i'm harry and boring here and a washington d.c.
and here's the headlines that we're tracking today. when it comes to currency devaluation the words of a central banker or gold or tungsten rather this morning the head of the european central bank mario draghi said there are things historic rate cut to happen percent was just the beginning the euro fell sharply and speaking of market plunges today of the three year anniversary of the flash crash the day of infamy when a high frequency trading algorithm gummed up the works at the new york stock exchange and a single day the dow crashed into the red by one thousand points we'll talk about the reading of social security later with overt roy. also jamie diamond is facing headwinds a shareholder advisory firm has suggested that he be stripped from his role as the chairman of the j.p. morgan board the bank is facing a slew of regulatory investigations everything from failing to detect bernie made off suspicious trading to bilking states for millions in extra energy fees the bankers resident swap.